Valentines day. While people profess their undying love to one another, us singletons are reminded that we are still single and are on the road to having extreme liver failure or type 2 diabetes with the amount of sweets and alcohol we must
inhale consume to make ourselves feel momentarily better for 24ish hours.
Or maybe that’s just me…….. in which case……. *awkward*
No, I’ve actually never appreciated this
normandy beach invasion Hallmark holiday HOWEVER what I do appreciate is some fancy AF dessert. And a blowtorch.
Creamy Creme Brûlée. Even the words melt in your mouth. SO much fat. So much creamy goodness.
Oh and did I mention…. it’s gluten-free, so like…. it must be good for you…… 😉
There is a whole lot of YOLK. I know. But boy is it worth it. Also don’t discard of the whites… just put them in a tupperware and store in the fridge. You can use these for an egg-white breakfast omelette… because you’ll probably need to watch your figure after you eat this… OR you can embrace the fat rolls (like I did) and make some meringue cookies.
Follow the steps, try not to skip around because you are in a hurry…. you’ll end up with a scrambled mess and barely any creamy custard to work with.
Chill time is key for letting the creme brulee reach it’s full texture potential.
You can purchase a blowtorch at walmart, target, bed bath, etc. They are only 20 dollar (holla) plus the butane which will run you around 10 dollars. OR you can broil the creme brûlée in the oven… but that isn’t any fun.
MAKE SURE to sugar the creme brûlée fairly well/evenly and to constantly move the torch back and forth as to not scorch the top layer. As you can see in my pictures (with the smaller ramekins) I purposely wanted to show you what not to do….. 🙁 Womp womp. You’re goal is for a nice golden brown layer instead of black spots. Refer to the cheesy heart.
And speaking of cheesy heart, I cut a little stencil out of aluminum foil to use as a guideline for pouring the sugar. IF you torch your custard with the aluminum foil, chances are that it will catch on fire. Mine did. No bueno. So for safety reasons you should probably keep a fire extinguisher near by…… also make sure not to do this close to a gas line (kaboom).
i just bought a kitchen blowtorch and can’t wait to try it out, think i might try this dessert minus the heart shape……. i can’t imagine that going over well
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